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    • redfox
    • By redfox 21st Oct 13, 8:17 AM
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    Eating out of the freezer and cupboards challenge - part two
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    • 21st Oct 13, 8:17 AM
    Eating out of the freezer and cupboards challenge - part two 21st Oct 13 at 8:17 AM
    As the previous thread here had got very long, this is a new one for a continuation of the discussion.

    From the original first post of the previous thread:

    OK my freezer and stock cupboards are crammed full. I realise have spent a lot of money in the food in there. I want to save money by using these and only buy:
    . Milk
    . Fruit/Veg
    . Bread
    . Yoghurt
    . Breakfast cereal (only have 2 unopened packets)
    . Sandwich fillings (have one pack of ham in the freezer)

    as these things I eat virtually every day

    Until one of the following happens
    . I ran out of food
    . I have only fish fingers and cornflakes left.

    It will be a challenge as I'm on weight watchers so I have to be extra creative to keep my points down.
    Originally posted by Middy
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    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 8th Jul 19, 9:27 AM
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    Used a packet of chipolatas with garden salad and potatoes on Saturday and 2 burgers from the freezer to go with the new potatoes, peas and courgettes from the garden yesterday. Almost free!
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 8th Jul 19, 10:33 AM
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    IN: 0
    OUT: pack of mince beef
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    • LIzzieM
    • By LIzzieM 8th Jul 19, 9:10 PM
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    Ooh, pamsdish faggots are fantastic! - I often bake a batch for my mom, especially in the colder weather. When you make yours do you use cawl or stretched out streaky bacon? I've used both but would love to know how others do it. Whichever way though, there's no skimping on the onion gravy!
    Last edited by LIzzieM; 08-07-2019 at 9:13 PM.
    Attempting 40 grocery only for the month of October.
    Let's see....
    • LIzzieM
    • By LIzzieM 8th Jul 19, 9:21 PM
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    Hello, wasn't meant to have any 'ins' today, but Mr M's YS was just too good! (I have regular all/half day hospital appointments so these will be really handy for lunches/snacks)

    IN: 7 x wild rice and chicken snack pots (I have frozen these on previous occasions) - were 1.50 down to 8p each, 1 x onion bahjee with chutney snack pot - was 1 down to 5p, and 4 x mozzarella, chorizo and pesto rolls - were 2.30 each but YS at 12p.
    OUT: 3 slices of bread.
    USED UP: last portion of cottage pie.

    Cheers, Lizzie
    Attempting 40 grocery only for the month of October.
    Let's see....
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 9th Jul 19, 7:35 AM
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    Ooh, pamsdish faggots are fantastic! - I often bake a batch for my mom, especially in the colder weather. When you make yours do you use cawl or stretched out streaky bacon? I've used both but would love to know how others do it. Whichever way though, there's no skimping on the onion gravy!
    Originally posted by LIzzieM
    Neither just shape into what size wanted, eggs hold them together.
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 9th Jul 19, 10:38 AM
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    Tub of neighbour's hm curry and rice out for tonight. May get some sausages out for tomorrow.
    • LIzzieM
    • By LIzzieM 9th Jul 19, 8:51 PM
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    IN: Nothing
    OUT: 2 x cheese and spring onion sandwiches, bag of stewed apples
    USED UP: half of the sad looking salad and veg to make minestrone
    Attempting 40 grocery only for the month of October.
    Let's see....
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 10th Jul 19, 7:02 AM
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    IN:0
    OUT: chicken leg and h.m. ratatouille.
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    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 10th Jul 19, 7:32 AM
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    Just some of the fridge soup for us yesterday as DH had lunch at work and I had not done enough exercise to warrant a big meal. Snuck in a dessert plate of salad to go with it though, using some of the large quantity of potato salad I made to use some homegrown potatoes - and the soup included half a tin of tomato puree that was lurking in the fridge.
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 10th Jul 19, 10:01 AM
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    2 sausages out for lunch sarnies and 2 for tonight, may have cauliflower rice and some frozen chopped onion.
    • dan958
    • By dan958 10th Jul 19, 12:43 PM
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    I put 6 homeade pulled chicken burritos into my freezer. Great for lunches. (I made 8 of them, could have made more, but the wraps only came in a packet of 8)
    Last edited by dan958; 11-07-2019 at 8:26 AM.
    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 11th Jul 19, 8:15 AM
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    Used up three pieces of frozen chicken, which I roasted and we had it with a combination of fridge and garden salad. No dessert, but I made some more courgette soup with the pickings from the garden.

    Courgette apocalypse approaching, My go-to meals are soup, baked, grilled, rat'd, curried or added to ragu. I might try tart this year. With 7 plants we will be giving loads away too
    Save 12k in 2019 - #68 target is 7k 8,766.30 after Sep
    OS Grocery Challenge 2019 target 3k - 57.28% spent after Sep
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 11th Jul 19, 10:13 AM
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    A fish fillet from freezer, eating last sausage for lunch, still more in freezer but thats OK, I cook in oven, freeze in 2's so easy to zap when needed. Not sure what veggies to have, usual peas but maybe spinach from freezer, jusy remembered I have carrots in freezer too, will get another square of cake out of freezer for pud. Put 2 small pork tenderloins in freezer on Tuesday so will get 1 out for tomorrow and l/overs, want to make a mince (freezer) meal on Sunday, no doubt some will go back in.
    • C J
    • By C J 11th Jul 19, 10:52 AM
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    Courgette apocalypse approaching, My go-to meals are soup, baked, grilled, rat'd, curried or added to ragu. I might try tart this year. With 7 plants we will be giving loads away too
    Originally posted by Suffolk lass

    I also spiralise courgettes to have as a low carb version of spaghetti.

    Courgette and lime cake is really good too!
    An ever-shifting labyrinth of chiaroscuro
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 11th Jul 19, 3:33 PM
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    I like courgetti.
    IN:0
    OUT:Pack of spicy mackerel. and it was y.s.
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    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 12th Jul 19, 8:41 AM
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    Things to do with courgettes
    I also spiralise courgettes to have as a low carb version of spaghetti.

    Courgette and lime cake is really good too!
    Originally posted by C J
    Ooh thanks for that - I don't have a spiraliser on the basis that all my kitchen drawers and cupboards are full at the moment, but I might just need one...

    Love the sound of the cake - do you use the Nigella recipe?
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    • C J
    • By C J 12th Jul 19, 9:17 AM
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    Well when I grandly say "spiralise", I actually mean I use a small julienne peeler to make long strips of courgette. I was given a big spiraliser when they first came out but it took up too much room so I passed it on to someone with more cupboard space!

    The recipe I use for the courgette and lime cake was given to me yonks ago by a friend, but it's pretty much this M&S one:

    https://www.cookwithmands.com/recipes/courgette-and-lime-cake
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    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 12th Jul 19, 10:05 AM
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    Suffolk lass
    Well when I grandly say "spiralise", I actually mean I use a small julienne peeler to make long strips of courgette. I was given a big spiraliser when they first came out but it took up too much room so I passed it on to someone with more cupboard space!

    The recipe I use for the courgette and lime cake was given to me yonks ago by a friend, but it's pretty much this M&S one:

    https://www.cookwithmands.com/recipes/courgette-and-lime-cake
    Originally posted by C J
    Ha! Thanks for this - I love a loaf cake
    Save 12k in 2019 - #68 target is 7k 8,766.30 after Sep
    OS Grocery Challenge 2019 target 3k - 57.28% spent after Sep
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    MFIT T5 target to clear our mortgage completely (59,998) Q2 30,085 or 50.14% paid
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 12th Jul 19, 1:39 PM
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    Wells plans gone to pot. Fish was v nice and also riced the leaves and stalk of cauli so mixed in with other, added curry powder/garlic salt etc and then a few peas. Really good. Went out for lunch with dd and dgs so did not get pork tenderloin out thought would have something light, then neighbour asked me to go round and gave me chiclpea curry in marg tub and a large tub rice, so rice will be portioned and into freezer, the curry tonight with some of the cauli rice, I think there will be enough for tomorrow too. Seem to be fighting a losing battle freezerwise. Ah well.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 13th Jul 19, 5:36 PM
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    IN: 14 y.s.burgers, 2 packs 8 in each not full size, ate 2.
    OUT: sourdough baguette for burgers, 1/2 chicken for tomorrows dinner.
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